Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Charles Terront, winner of the first Paris Brest Paris race 1891. Race distance 1200kms (746mi)!

Have a look through his palmar├Ęs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Terront

Monday, March 29, 2010

Q&A Sandy Carson


Sandy Carson; one of the first professional BMX riders to grow as an artist outside of BMX media..hook up with the interview here!

Outlier's Brooklyn Showroom



via John Prolly.

Dapper Lads


via rendezvous with bikes.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

On the flipside





'Coffee with Winston'

'THIS recently caught up with the legend, Winston Smith, up in his hood in North Beach – SF. We met at Marios, a small cigar / coffee shop and caught up for awhile. If you don’t know who Winston is, you have been living under a rock for about 30 years. Shame. He created the Dead Kennedy’s logo and a ton of album art for In God We Trust, Inc., Plastic Surgery Disasters, Frankenchrist, Bedtime for Democracy, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death, the back cover of the “Kill the Poor” single and the Alternative Tentacles logo. So, he’s kind of a big deal.'

Veloporn


via shipwrecked.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Romance by Bike


'It's not the destination--it's the journey! All the reasons bikes beat out cars for commuting and running errands apply to dating, too. Instead of fighting traffic in a car, you can get your blood pumping and endorphins flowing. You don't have to endlessly circle the block looking for a place to park. You can stop wherever, whenever, if you want to check out a cool-looking bar or park or public artwork, or if there's a nice view or you just want to enjoy the weather at a different pace.

Riding bikes puts you and your date on equal footing as far as the direction the night will go. When you're both transportationally independent, you know your date is hanging out with you because he or she wants to, not 'cause you drove the car, or vice versa. Since you don't have to worry about losing the prize parking you already paid for, you can follow your whims with ease instead of picking one destination for the date and hoping it works out all right.

If you don't both ride already, look into bike rentals in your city. You might consider renting a tandem bicycle built for two for a truly picture-perfect afternoon, but keep in mind that they're a little harder to ride than they look, and make sure you're both comfortable with who's piloting and where you're going.'

link.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

a class above


note the revolutionary 'cross' frame with tensioned cables in place of top tube, down tube, chain stays and seat stays.
It seems that the cables are stressed by the use of bottlescrews. It is a
Fletcher-Kain by Jimmy Kain, a founder of the BLRC




Ralph Dougherty at speed in a 30s time trial. Note the 'fastback' rear triangle, single brake to front wheel, compulsory bell with rider dressed all in black including alpaca jacket




FS (Frank) Lipscombe, Ingleside CC, after winning North Road Memorial 50 in 2h 10m 37s on 10 July 1932.

Note the single brake to rear wheel





information scourced from classiclightweights.

"My bicycle takes me places that school never did"


via the bicyclette

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It just is....




'There is no why. Every now and again certain situations come up in life that... just are, and that's just it. If you were to ask photographer, Scott Toepfer, "why," he'd probably respond by taking your picture. Because that's why. Because sometimes it's better to react to the moment rather than act with it. Because sometimes life is better understood when it just happens, and sometimes when it just happens at 80mph.

The idea is simple: Get a group of friends together, plot out a loose route taking you through some of the most scenic stretches of the Golden State, throw a camera in your bag, and kick the engines over. Forget everything except syncing the beat of your favorite song to the faded yellow lines of the cracked highway. Remember everything while you feel every subtle temperature change as the undulating road rises and falls with the geography. The beginning and the end are written, point A and point B are circled on the map, but the plot, the stories that unfold gracefully at the speed of life are yet to be determined. A photo essay on friends riding motorcycles, a life lesson on prioritizing, a chance to dream with your eyes peeled, or an experience for the sake of experiencing. Whatever you call it, it's certain that it all must be better in the wind.

Visit the website, get information on the opening parties and available prints, or just email Scott and demand to go on the ride.'

via atimetoget.

Agyness


more of Agyness here!

BLACK T-SHIRTS








design & illustration by Matthew Fleming. get it here!

B


link.

NAHBS 2010 photo coverage






NORTH AMERICAN HANDMADE BICYCLE SHOW. via urban velo

Friday, March 19, 2010

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via mil3n's flickr set.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

one too many


via Todd Mecklem's flickr set.

why not.

Way to roll.....!


post OCBC Cycle Singapore.....tweed ride tropical style anyone...?? from left; Mark, Tom and Jo cheers guys!

Sunday, March 7, 2010